Organic Fermented Turmeric - Living Nutrition
Turmeric has been used for many thousands of years for its supposed anti-inflammatory properties and high levels of antioxidants. Living Nutrition has created a unique fermentation process where the Turmeric for this supplement is fermented through Kefir and Kombucha. This makes all the delicate nutrients of Turmeric bioavailable allowing them to be easily absorbed by the body.
Traditional Use of Turmeric
History of Turmeric
Turmeric has been used in the Vedic culture of India for nearly 4,000 years. It was used there as a spice and because of its supposedly beneficial qualities. Marco Polo wrote about Turmeric in 1280 in a wondrous way. He described it as something he had not discovered before and compared it to Safran.Turmeric was also described in Susruta's Ayurvedic Compendium from 250 BCE, which recommended a cream containing turmeric root to relieve the symptoms of food poisoning. (LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92752/)
In addition to having long been used as a culinary flavoring and for its potential health-promoting properties, Turmeric was also introduced for other purposes, namely as a textile and skin dye. This was first done in Polynesia, after which it was also introduced to Europe in 1612, where it was especially popular as a yellow dye for silk scarves.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
In Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Turmeric has been used for many years for many different disease conditions, such as wound healing, eye infections, gastrointestinal issues, and liver disease. (LINK: https://www.orthokennis.nl/nutrienten/curcumine) Much scientific research has now been done on the mechanism of action behind Turmeric. By now, the following properties of Turmeric are known:
- 600 mg organic fermented Turmeric (Curcuma longa) root powder per daily dose (2 capsules)
- Organic fermented tapioca (capsule)
Symbiotic fermentation of Kefir (fermented soy milk) and Kombucha (fermented tea)
Fermentation throughout the years
Fermenting foods is something of all times, cultures and civilizations. About 30% of the human diet consists of fermented foods. This is not an unnecessary luxury, as fermented foods consist of a complete ecosystem of different compounds and nutrients that support and protect the microbiome.
Fermentation health benefits
Research suggests that regular consumption of fermented foods may reduce the risk of certain cancers, it may support the immune system, it may protect the health of the gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract, and it may alleviate symptoms of Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome. (LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7823516/)
Probiotics and prebiotics
The fermentation process significantly increases the level of nutrients which are, in this way, pre-digested into a bioavailable form. New nutrients are thereby created together with a wide range of metabolic and digestive enzymes, which are also sometimes called probiotics or prebiotics.
Living culture symbiotics with Kefir and Kombucha
The products from Living Nutrition are made of a combination of the two most superior fermentation processes: Kefir, made from fermented soy milk and Kombucha, made from fermented tea. This form of fermentation is also known as "symbiotics". The following differences are found between symbiotics and single probiotics:
Are grown synthetically in laboratories
Naturally fermented from plants
Only isolated bacterial species
More than 100 balanced and evolved bacterial species
Are attaching to maltodextrin, a form of sugar, to stabilize
Attaches to natural enzymes and peptides
Contains no digestive nutrients
Rich in nutrients for digestion
Prebiotic sugars or fiber added
Wide range of natural prebiotics
Many naked, exposed bacteria
A complete, living ecosystem in harmony with the digestive microbiome
Increased bioavailability due to fermentation
The above mentioned symbiotic fermentation process, allows nutrients to be enhanced from food rather than isolating and extracting individual components, which is often done when making single probiotics. In this way, the foods and herbs in Living Nutrition's products can be preserved in their natural and complete state, which increases their bioavailability and potency. This fermentation process also creates a whole range of new compounds that can support good health, such as enzymes and metabolites.
Fermented Soy Milk in Living Nutrition
Living Nutriton uses fermented soy milk for the kefir fermentation process. In fact, sprouted soybeans contain a host of exceptional properties, including a unique balance of nutrients such as amino acids and polyphenols. After the fermentation process, these nutrients form compounds that provide wonderful support for the digestive process, the healing of tissues and for creating the optimal environment for a healthy microbiome in the intestines.
About Living Nutrition
In 2014, Living Nutrition was founded in England, by nutritional therapist Graham Botfield. Living Nutrition is a small company with a great vision and mission: to live and work in synergy with nature. All products are handmade in a purpose built laboratory where every ingredient and the entire process is 100% natural. The basis for all Living Nutrition products consists of a specially developed Kefir-Kombucha fermentation process applied to organic herbs and foods in order to offer them in their most natural state and with the most bioactive components.
Only the raw materials of the highest possible quality are selected for Living Nutrition products in order to guarantee the completeness of activity of each ingredient. All ingredients in Living Nutrition products are 100% organic. In addition, all the products of Living Nutrition are:
- 100% vegan
- 100% GMO free
- 100% plastic free
- 100% pure
- Consult with an expert before using this supplement in case of illness, medication use, pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Store out of reach of children in a dry and cool place
- Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet